Silent Night 1, graphite on paper, 6 x 6 inches, © 2013 Diane McGregor
I have been creating small graphite drawings in preparation for an exhibition in August at Space Gallery in Denver. I have always enjoyed drawing, and these graphite works on paper are just as meditative as my oil paintings. The process really is the same: slowly fill in each grid element, one at a time, from upper left to lower right. Using just the pencil on the paper, the silence of the moment and the concentration that goes into each element of the grid, I approach the process as one would a spiritual practice. Music is also an inspiration for this work -- as I draw, I listen to minimalist compositions by Robert Rich and William Basinski.
Trance 3, graphite on paper, 6 x 6 inches, © 2013 Diane McGregor